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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Poem for Totally Optional Prompts

Totally Optional Prompts posts: So, what do you have to say about laundry? Do you do your own or does someone do it for you? Do you hang it outside or use a dryer? Do you use fabric softener and bleach? And what about your dirty laundry? You know those deep, dark secrets. Do you air them or keep them hidden away?


Life Lines

stain-formed fractals
test the Jung and Freud
wrinkles hugging lint
while
origami layers enfold
dark and bitter defects
and agitate her sins

tangled strands of self
spin a thousand cuts
she spills not a single word


Image created in Apophysis, resized in Irfanview.


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10 comments:

Jeeves said...

tangled strands of self
spin a thousand cuts
she spills not a single word


This lines are just brilliant.

shraddha/april@theselfloveproject said...

i was thinking laundry and then you just dazzled me...

shraddha

Tammy said...

WOW!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Your fractal certainly whirrs!

You might like this one........


http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2008/10/155blowing-in-wind.html

Michelle Johnson said...

some really great lines in this one. keep up the good work. have a great night.

Stan Ski said...

This one has my mind spinning...

Paul Oakley said...

Very nice! I never think about laundry as a metaphor even though we have the built in metaphor of "airing dirty linens in public" (not quite laundry, but close...).

Wonderfully concise and strong.

Linda Jacobs said...

I love that last line! And the "origami layers" too!

Jane Doe said...

I really loved this one on so many levels. Using laundry to delve into someone's psyche was a very creative choice for this prompt.

Have a great day,

Jane

JP/deb said...

Excellent imagery. Love that last line.

Peace,
JP/deb